Introduction

Welcome to the Editors Victoria April newsletter. This month, our president Jackey Coyle urges members to consider joining the committee to replace retiring members and we put science editor Sally Woollett under the Q&A spotlight.

We keep up with news on the IPEd conference, hear back from the Gippsland editors, welcome new members, share stories from the past month’s social media activities and enjoy our regular typo, etymology and world wide web snippets.

Sadly, our communication officer, Paul Bugeja, is moving interstate next month (our loss, Sydney’s gain). Heeding Jackey’s call, I’ll take over that role when he finishes, at least until the August AGM. We’ll miss Paul’s chirpy Facebook posts and other activities, and I’d love one or two new members to join the communication subcommittee to help with social media, sourcing newsletter snippets and generally sharing our news with members (and with non-members who want to know more about editing and editors). Please email me if you think that sounds like fun.

Also, I want to remind you about the current discounts available to Editors Victoria members as members of IPEd (as shared in the recent IPEd Notes email). Log in to the Members discount page on the IPEd website to find codes or links to discounts for: the Australian Manual of Scientific Style; Books+Publishing; Macquarie Dictionary; PerfectIt Pro software; Geoff Hart’s Writing for Science Journals and Effective Onscreen Editing; courses with the UK Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP); and the SfEP conference.

Have a great month.

Margie Beilharz
Newsletter editor
newsletter@editorsvictoria.org